With recent government initiatives to broaden the scope and allocation of the 'pest
epithet,' there is a growing need to consider and critique the manner by which animals are positioned as outside the sphere of protection. Technology and public involvement have become guiding themes in recent control methodologies, necessitating a broad and critical response from activists and the concerned public alike. This presentation will seek to
outline the ways in which language is implemented to act as authority in the often lethal control of animals designated as 'pests'.
Alex works for Animal Liberation NSW and is a dedicated abolitionist who has worked on issues from factory farming to the slaughter of wildlife.